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Household Cooking Range Tipover Accident Reconstruction Case Study

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Dennis B. Brickman

Engineering Systems Inc., Aurora, IL

Steven A. Sanders

Engineering Systems Inc., O’Fallon, MO

Paper No. IMECE2014-36421, pp. V014T08A012; 6 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Engineering Management, Safety, Ethics, Society, and Education; Materials: Genetics to Structures
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4963-7
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


A safety engineering accident investigation was conducted to analyze the circumstances surrounding an unwitnessed household child fatality allegedly associated with a cooking range tipover. An accident reconstruction utilizing child dummies was performed to address various cooking range tipover scenarios. Results of the accident reconstruction case study indicate that the child’s death is inconsistent with a cooking range tipover event.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Accidents



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